92 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Every circumstance which has weakened the socio-economic position of the small holder has increased the supply of agricultural labourers-loss of common rights in the rural economy, the submission of holdings, the disuse of collective enterprise, the multiplication of rent-receivers, free mortgaging and transfer of land and the decline of cottage industries. During 1950-51, there were nearly 27.5 million agricultural labourers in the country. Labourers remained at the same level, but the composition of agricultural labourers has changed. According to 1991 census agricultural labourers 74.6 million in India. Indicating an increased by 171 per cent during the 40 years period. According to 2001 census agricultural labourers 1078.48 lakhs in India.